dnfrd commented on the word cattywampus
Yeah, andrew.simone's right. It means "all messed up." As in, "Well, your grandpa tried to put the knob back on the cupboard, but instead he broke the hinge and now it's all cattywampus."
December 18, 2006
dnfrd commented on the word hormiga
The ant. This word should be anglicized. It would make an especially good adjective, "hormigan," or "ant-like, small, miniature."
December 15, 2006
dnfrd commented on the word edulcorate
"You have an edulcorating presence, my dear." Does that work? As in, "You leach the acids right out of the room, my dear."
December 13, 2006
dnfrd commented on the word feldspar
There's nothing funny about feldspar, folks.
dnfrd commented on the word balloon
When used as a verb.
December 12, 2006
dnfrd commented on the user john
Hi John, is there any feature that allows a user to see when people have commented on words that are in their dictionary? Something like the Recent Comments list in the sidebar on the Main Page, but somewhere in your profile, only for words in your lists.
dnfrd commented on the word puncture
dnfrd commented on the word badminton
This is true. I wasn't trying to be a pronunciation prescriptivist, though, or a wordanista. I just like the word, but only when it's pronounced "badmintin."
Pronounced, "băd' mĭn tĭn."
dnfrd commented on the word forked
Past participle of the verb "fork," I imagine, meaning, "to be assaulted with a tined utensil." As in, "She forked you pretty good, man."
dnfrd commented on the word light in the loafers
What does it mean, though, to be "light in the loafers"?
dnfrd commented on the word cruncheweesy
Crunchy, chewy, cheesy. I'm thinkin' "cruncheweesy."
dnfrd commented on the word shouldering
This is what one might be doing to earth crumbs. Shouldering them.